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Jan 22, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> today marks president obama's first full workday of his second tomorrow. >> there is a lot of work ahead before getting back to the multiple agendas on capitol hill, the morning starts with prayer and song at the washington national kcathedral. the president and vice president taking part in the traditional post inaugural prayer service. this one is a long time tradition dating all the way back to the days of george washington's presidency. turnout for yesterday's presidential inauguration actually exceeding the expectations. organizers say an estimated 1 million people were on the national mall as the president was sworn in. they had predicted the number would be closer to 800,000. if you recall, about 1.8 million people attended president obama's first inauguration in 2009. >>> and today marks the 40th anniversary of roe versus wade. the 1974 supreme court decision that established a right to abortion. four decades later, a new poll finds the majority of people support legalized abortion. according to the poll, a whopping 70% say roe v. wade should not be overturned and 54% of american
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. >> president obama will talk about the senate compromise when he visits las vegas today to lay out his own version on immigration. >>> jon, the compromise also covers the highly educated workers which high tech covets. scott mcgrew says that silicon valley has been waiting a long time for immigration reform. >> good morning. the immigration has been a huge issue for high tech. and here's the perfect example of the problem. this couple they founded a software firm while attending the university of wisconsin, started hiring their friends, paid almost a million dollars in business taxes, then they had to go home to india because their student visas ran out. now, the business still exists, but it's run out of india with no american employees. obvious problem. everyone said it needed to be solved. the valley's been frustrated for years. so that deal seems to have been reached and the valley likes it. you can't overstate the importance of immigrants to bay area companies. paypal started by a russian, google started by a russian as well
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00am PST
here. today, president obama laying out a plan to overhaul the nation's laws, beef up the pord border and keep 11 million immigrants here in the country. tracie potts is in washington with a look at this plan, the hurdles and motivation. >> reporter: if congress drags its feet on imgrag, the white house has a plan ready. president obama will lay it out today in las vegas. the white house says it's similar to what four democrats and republicans did this monday. >> we're going to get pushback, but i think most americans are saying let's get this fixed. >> the plan puts illegal immigrants at the back of the line for citizenship after it passed background checks and learned english. the key for conservative support will be whether more border security comes first. >> no one should expect the members of the senate are just going to rubber stamp why a group is met and decides. >> we will never put these individuals on a path to citizenship until we have fully secured our borders. >> advocates say they'll push the plan. >> we're also going to be marching and rallying. >> we have to support o
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